Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: Christmas Candy Bouquet with Santa Claus
Are you looking for great Homemade Christmas Gift ideas to try this year? Christmas is a wonderful holiday that gives us the opportunity to spend quality time with our family and friends. Homemade Christmas gifts are a nice way to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Below you will find instructions for a cute Christmas Candy Bouquet DIY that is sure to make an impression.
I also recommend checking out these adorable Christmas appetizers a cheese Christmas Tree and a bell pepper Santa Claus. I had so much fun making them.
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Happy Holidays to you and your family!
For this DIY Christmas Candy Bouquet you will need: a clear vase, a Santa Claus figure, various types of candy (3 Twix candy bars, starlight mints, and other sweets), 5 red glitter silk leaf sprigs, red and gold curling ribbon, red Christmas garland, a piece of wide red satin ribbon, floral foam, 16-gauge stem wire or wooden skewers, green floral tape, and tools (scissors, wire cutters, and a low temperature glue gun).
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Step 1. Prepare a clear glass vase for your candy bouquet.
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Step 2. Place a Santa Claus figure in bottom of the vase. You can secure it with double-sided tape.
You can use any Christmas related figure for this holiday centerpiece (a snowman, a moose, or something else). First, choose a figure you are going to put inside a vase, then start choosing candy pieces for your arrangement so they go well with the Christmas figure.
The figure should occupy at least 2/3 of the vase. If you choose a small figure, the vase will look kind of empty.
Homemade Christmas Gifts - Step 3. Prepare floral foam. Cut the foam to the proper size so that it will fit snugly into the neck of the vase. You can also use a mug plug or a foam ball of the appropriate diameter.
Cut a square piece of red cellophane and a square piece of gold cellophane. Put the pieces on top of each other, and then place the piece of floral foam in the middle of the two pieces.
Gather the cellophane up around the foam and insert it in the vase. You may need to apply a little bit of hot glue or clear double sided tape onto the vase neck before inserting the floral foam. This will help to secure the foam inside the vase.
DIY Christmas Gifts - Step 4. You may also want to glue a piece of satin ribbon around the vase neck to disguise the foam.
Homemade Gift Ideas for Christmas - Step 5. Take three Twix candy bars. Using a hot glue gun at a low temperature, attach two wooden skewers to the back of each candy bar as shown in the picture. Using two wooden skewers instead of one ensures that the heavy Twix candy bars are secured well on sticks.
Candy Bouquet DIY - Step 6. Insert Twix bars in the arrangement creating a triangle.
Step 7. Insert 5 red glitter silk leaf sprigs behind the Twix candy bars forming a fan type pattern.
Step 8. Make other types of candy flowers using various candies.
You can leave candy flower stems as they are. Or, you may choose to disguise sticks with cellophane or Christmas garland.
You can wrap red garland around the candy flower stems. Another option is to attach a piece of red or gold cello to the stems with curling ribbon. See how to do it on this page.
Step 9. Insert candy flowers in the arrangement spacing them evenly. You arrangement should look good from the front and from the back.
Use this gift idea as an inspiration to create your own homemade Christmas gifts.
Lana Glass Founder of the Site "Incredible Edible Crafts"